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Barbara Hosey Stephens

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Barbara Hosey Stephens

Age 55, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died October 22, 2011, following a battle with bone cancer.

Born in Grantsville in 1956 to Albert and Victoria Betty Wilson, moving to Ohio many years ago.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Stephens; daughters, Stacy (Lance) Newell and Loretta (Matt) Krzywicki; Sisters, Wanda Wyant and Carol Snider; Brothers David and Gary Hosey, and six grandchildren.

A burial service will be conducted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the Betts Cemetery near Grantsville to be buried beside her parents.

Dorothy L. Kerby

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Dorothy L. Kerby

Age 65, of Grantsville, WV, passed away December 02, 2011, following a sudden illness.

She was born in Grantsville, August 24, 1946, to the late William and Ernestine Wilson Harris.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Wilbert Kerby; daughter, Rhonda Williams and grandson Nicholas Williams both of Tanner. Also surviving are brothers, Robert Harris and wife Ann of Parkersburg, Larry Harris and wife Terry of Grantsville; sister, Judy Phares of McConnelsville OH. She also leaves behind five nieces who depended on and admired her greatly.

Dorothy was a 1965 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

She was a member and served as secretary for the Eastern Star. She was employed by Nationwide Insurance in Grantsville. She had a deep love of animals that was apparent by her time and effort given to saving, spaying and neutering many dogs and cats throughout hometown.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, Tuesday, December 06 at 1:00 PM.

Interment will be in the Pleasant hill Cemetery.

Order of the Eastern Star memorial services will be held Monday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home, where friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Evelyn Bennett Westfall

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Evelyn Bennett Westfall

Age 76, of Akron, passed away November 29, 2011.
She was born March 09, 1935 in Calhoun County, WV.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; son, Cecil Jr.; and sister, Jean Raines. She will be deeply missed by her children, Amanda (Craig) Cairns of Akron and Joe (Maria Fernanda) Westfall of Ecuador; sisters, Loleta Wilson and Edith (Darwin) Myers; brother, Harold Jr. Bennett; grandchildren, Marcus Westfall, Logan Cairns, and Lucas Westfall; and other relatives and friends.

Family and friends may call on Sunday, December 04, 2011 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Road, where funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Robert Stephens of Grace Baptist Church officiating.

Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

David Lee Morris

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David Lee Morris

Age 74, of Sutton, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at home after a short illness.

He was born on June 30, 1937, a son of the late Oren Lee and Creda Berry Morris.

He was a 1955 graduate of Burnsville High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served three tours of duty in Vietnam in the C/B’s before retiring with 11 years of service. He was a skilled wood crafter and carpenter.

David is survived by companion, Eva Jean Casto of McWarter; sisters, Patricia Blake of Burnsville, and Helen Jean Mick of South Charleston. Also surviving are very special niece and nephew, Steve and Lauren Smith of Sutton.

A visitation will be held for family and friends on Saturday, December 03, from 3:00 - 4:00 P at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods.

Iva “Nell” Clowser

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Iva “Nell” Clowser

Age 84 of Cedar Creek Road, Cedarville departed this life at 8:15 AM, Monday, November 28, 2011 at her residence following a short illness.

She was born January 02, 1927 in Gilmer County a daughter of the late James L. and Nary Beckett Smith.

Nell retired from Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Glenville in food service.  She was a former employee of Kinney Shoe Corp.

She was a member of the Upper Steer Run Baptist Church and also attended Cedarville Baptist Church.

Surviving are 4 children:  Bobby Clowser (wife Dolores) of LaGrange, OH; Jimmie Clowser (wife Irene) of Cedarville; John Clowser of Salem, WV and Judy Clowser of Sandy Hook, MS.  There are 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  One brother survives, James Smith (wife Linda) of VA and 2 sisters, Sylvia Dobbins of Cedarville and Alice Lytle of OH.

She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral services will be held at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville at 11:00 AM, Saturday December 03, 2011 with Elder Mark Minney officiating.

Burial will follow in the Clowser Family Cemetery, Level Run, Cedarville.

Friends may call 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Nell Clowser with arrangements.

Eleanor Louise Hall

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Eleanor Louise Hall

Age 80, of Rosedale, WV, went home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2011 in CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

She was born March 28, 1931 in Centralia, WV to the late Harrison and Leava Gibson Ware.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist by Faith.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Dennis Paul Hall, brother; Herbert Ware, sister; Orpha Mace.

She is survived by her son; Paul Wesley Hamilton, Jr. and wife Susan of Blairsville, GA, daughters; Karen Greenlief and husband Roger of Rosedale, Phyllis Cornwell & husband Brian of Canton, GA, Debra Dobbins and husband Kenny of Frametown, brother; Robert Gordon Ware of Sutton, sister; Geraldine Ware of Sutton, 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM on Friday, December 02, 2011 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Little Birch Community Cemetery, Little Birch.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Greene- Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Hall Family.

Mary Agnes (Gillooly) Cooper

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Mary Agnes (Gillooly) Cooper

Age 84, former of Jackson Mill, went to be with her Lord on November 28, 2011 in Glenville Care and Rehabilitation Center of Glenville following an extended stay.

She was born in Weston on February 14, 1927: daughter of the late James Joseph Gillooly and Adele (Sherrard) Gillooly.

On January 09, 1950, she married Charles Lewis Cooper, who preceded her in death on April 17, 2007.

They were married by Reverend Father Joseph McKernan at St. Patrick Catholic Church of Weston.

In addition to her parents and husband, Charles, Mrs. Cooper was predeceased by two brothers James Joseph Gillooly, Jr. and John Patrick Gillooly.

Mrs. Cooper is survived by two daughters: Janice Marie Godfrey and husband Larry of Vienna, WV and Mary Anne Lawson and husband Ron of Brooksville, FL. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Chris Todd of Jackson Mill, Andy Todd and wife Sara of Berkley Springs and Erik Lawson of Brooksville, FL. Also surviving are two sisters Jeanie Richardson of Charleston and Joan Paisant of La Places, LA and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Cooper was an operator for C.&P. Telephone Company for 17 years. She also was an operator with the Weston State Hospital for 6 years. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Weston.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home on Friday, December 02, 2011 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 AM from St. Patrick Catholic Church of Weston with Rev. J. Stephen Vallelonga as celebrant.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV.

A Rosary will be recited on Friday evening at 7:30 PM from the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lewis/Upshur Animal Control Facility Rt 10 Box 387A Buckhannon, WV 26201 or the Humane Society of Parkersburg P.O. Box 392 Parkersburg, WV 26102.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Mary Agnes (Gillooly) Cooper.

Linova Elaine Mayle

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Linova Elaine Mayle

Age 75, of Mt Carmel, Tennessee, formerly of Salem, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family November 26, 2011.

She was born August 18, 1936, in Doddridge County, the daughter of the late Millard and Lucille Mayle.

Elaine is survived by five children, Stephanie Nicholson, of Fairmont, Charloette McVay, of Evans, WV, Kimberly (A J ) LeBlanc, of Mt Carmel, TN, Kelly (Tom) Stark of Sandyville, WV, and Charles (Sarah) Nicholson Jr. of Vienna, WV; nine grandchildren, Shelly (Lori) Taylor, Carey Grodi, Matthew (Erica) McVay, Michael McVay, Brandie LeBlanc, Brittany LeBlanc, Catherine Elaine Nicole (Tim) Salser, Charles Nicholson 3rd, Christopher Nicholson; seven great-grand children, Stephen (Jessica) Taylor, Danielle Grodi, Samantha Grodi, Brady McVay, Dominic McVay, Justin Smith, Jayme Salser; her Aunt Peggy Postlethwaite of Long Run.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents: Millard and Lucille Mayle and an infant daughter, and ex-husband Charles Nicholson.

Elaine was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and wife.

Family and friends were received at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 29, 2011, where services were held Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Don Johnson presiding.

Interment followed at the Wolverton Cemetery on Waldo Run west of Salem.

Bertha Mae (Ross) Richards

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Bertha Mae (Ross) Richards

Age 73, of Williamstown, went to be with her Lord and Savior November 28, 2011, from her residence.

She was born in Arnoldsburg in Calhoun County, WV, on October 27, 1938, a daughter of the late Roscoe Calvin Ross and Ruby Marie (Saunders) Ross.

She was Protestant by faith.

She worked at Wal-Mart, and was a caregiver in family home care for several years. She dearly loved needlework, reading and working puzzles.

She is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn M. Nichols and Kevin of Williamstown and Kathi Lee Arthur and Glen of Creston, WV; son, William Dale Richards of Cutler, Ohio; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Dallas Gene Ross and Virginia of Belpre, Ohio; sister-in-law, Clare Ross of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Wayne Richards; five brothers, Billy Dean Ross, Allison F. Ross, Donald E. Ross, Ronald C. Ross and Richard D. Ross; and sister, Barbara Snider.

Services will be 3:00 PM Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Shawn Lauderman officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 - 3:00 PM prior to the service.

Nina Craig Myers

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Nina Craig Myers

Age 87, of Crawford, WV, was called home by her Heavenly Father on November 26, 2011, after a decline in health due to pancreatic cancer.

She was born November 29, 1923, in Gregory, WV, the daughter of the late William Clarence Smarr and Dorothy Harris Smarr Sapp.

At age 8, after her Father’s death, she was raised by her foster parents Abia and Etta Cunningham Holbert who were a positive influence in her life.

Surviving are her children, Ronnie (Retha) Craig of Walkersville, WV, and Dottie (Rick) Starr of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren Connie (Ernie) Johnston of Walkersville, WV, and Brett Vanderbrink of Altamonte Springs, FL; great-grandchildren Claire and Cameron Simmons of Walkersville, WV; siblings Lubert Smarr, Buckhannon, WV, Annabelle Smarr Walters, Akron, OH, Clell Smarr, Palm Coast, FL; half sisters Beulah Sapp Payne Hughes, Lancaster, PA, and Jean Sapp Trotter, Sterling, VA.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Lawrence Craig, and second husband Lydle Myers; brother Clifford Smarr; half brother Junior Sapp; and half sisters Eva Sapp Bradford, Mary Sapp Smith Thacker and Winifred Smarr Dean.

Nina graduated from Glenville State College and enjoyed her teaching profession of 35 years where she touched many young lives. During her retirement she remained very active. She was the family and community historian and was involved in her church and community. She loved music, people, reading, current events and was a true conversationalist and entertainer.

Nina’s children respect their Mother’s request of a private graveside service to include her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A scholarship fund has been established in her name through the Lewis County Board of Education to be given to a senior(s) pursuing a teaching career at Glenville State College.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to “Nina Craig Myers Scholarship Fund,” c/o Lewis County Board of Education, 239 Court Ave., Weston, WV 26452-2099.

The Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland, WV is in charge of the arrangements.

Hilda Etta Skidmore

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Hilda Etta Skidmore

Age 93, of Parkersburg, passed away November 27, 2011, at West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, WV.

She was born March 21, 1918, in Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late Howard and Cora Engle Bailey.

Hilda was a registered nurse with the U.S. Army during World War II.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Trinity United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Shekeloff and husband, Brian, of Haleiwa, Hawaii; a son, Kenneth Skidmore and wife, Leslie, of Christianburg, VA; two grandchildren, Andrew Skidmore of Radford, VA, and Lee Skidmore of Hayden, Idaho; and special friends, Keith and Beverly Shelton of Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Skidmore in 1981; two brothers, Frank Bailey and Jim Bailey; and one sister, Rena Griffith.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 AM at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg, with Pastor David Stilgenbauer officiating.

Interment will be 3:00 PM at Beall’s Mill Cemetery in Gassaway, WV.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Katherine Marie Woodyard

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Katherine Marie Woodyard

Age 69, of 1576 Berlin Road, Weston was taken to live with our heavenly father on November 28, 2011 at 10:50 PM.

She was born in Weston on May 14, 1942; daughter of the late Clyde N. Fisher and Katherine Jordan Fisher of Point Pleasant, WV.

Ms. Woodyard was preceded in death by her first husband James H. Turner, and second husband James D. Woodyard.

Ms. Woodward is survived by her children, Cheryl Marie Adkins and husband Bob of Fairmont, Christopher James Turner and wife Kimberly of Good Hope and Carla Francine Kemper of Jane Lew. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Bryan West, Courtney Kemper, Cayla Kemper, Cody Kemper, Cameron Turner, Colton Turner, Lucas Turner and two great grandsons, Brayden West and Aiden Turner. Marie is also survived by one brother, Lynn Fisher of Maryland and four sisters, Patricia Rahilly of Delaware, Donna Lou Oshel of Point Pleasant, Sharon Singleton of Frametown and Linda Kay Smith of Virginia and several nieces and nephews.

Marie enjoyed quilting and reading, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her many friends, family and precious grandchildren.

She was employed by Weston Transfer, Inc. of Weston. She donated to several charities including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

She was a member of the Freemansburg United Methodist Church.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Thursday, December 01, 2011, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 02, 2011, at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Steve Felder officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV.

In lieu of flowers family would like donations made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements Katherine Marie Woodyard.

Carl A. Harris

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Carl A. Harris

Age 74 of Mt Zion, WV, died Saturday November 26, 2011 at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County on McCune’s Run. He was the son of the late Wesley and Vina Marks Harris.

He was a timber man and avid horseman.

Surviving are his children, Carlene Dunmore of Pleasant Garden, NC, Otis (Jackie) Harris of Stumptown, James Harris of Mt Zion, Kenneth (Cheryl) Harris of Evans, Jason Harris of the home, and his longtime friend and companion Sharon K. Hutchison of Elizabeth; two brothers, Donald (Helen) Harris and Chester Harris; five sisters, Juanita Cottrill, Gereldine Parsons, Evelyn Roberts, Hester Brant, Ruth Parsons; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty I. Deuley Harris.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 30 at the Stump Funeral home in Arnoldsburg. Rev. Mike Worf will officiate.

Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday.

Ernest “Tinker” Isenhart, Jr.

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Ernest “Tinker” Isenhart, Jr.

Age 70, of Glenville, WV departed this life at 11:32 AM Friday, November 25, 2011 at his home following an extended illness with his sister by his side.

He was born March 11, 1941 in Cedarville, WV, a son of the late Ernest Isenhart, Sr. and Gladys Whisman Isenhart Greenleaf.

Tinker retired as a carpenter after 50-plus years. He loved bowling, Nascar racing and gardening. He was a man always on the go.

He is survived by four sons, Greg, David, Jimmie, and Jeremy, and two grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Roger of Clarksburg and three sisters, Jean Brown of Wheeling, Janet Isenhart of Parkersburg and Marty Bunn of Glenville with whom he resided. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tinker was preceded in death by brothers, Jackie Dale and Thomas and three sisters, Becky and Sharon Isenhart and Carol Herrington.

At Tinker’s request his body will be cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the family’s convenience.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice Care Corporation of Burnsville, WV or the Glenville Baptist Church Cancer Fund in Glenville, WV.

Stanley Grant Goldsmith, Sr.

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Stanley Grant Goldsmith, Sr.

Age 70, of 199 Pricetown Road Weston passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following an extended illness.

He was born in Lewis County on May 26, 1941: son of the late Raymond Cecil Goldsmith and Bessie Margarete (Riffle) Goldsmith.

Mr. Goldsmith is survived by one daughter: Debbie K. Cullen of Clarksburg, two sons: Stanley Grant Goldsmith, Jr. of Kitty Hawk, NC and Michael J. Goldsmith of Charleston and five grandchildren: Dakota, Isabella, John, Michael and Caroline. He is also survived by his companion: Carol Fisher. Also surviving are six brothers: Harry Goldsmith of Copley, Sammy Goldsmith of Walkersville, Claude Goldsmith of Pricetown, Roger Goldsmith of Jennings Run, Andy Goldsmith of Pricetown and Jerry Goldsmith of Goosepen, four sisters: Eliza Vankirk of Pricetown, Virginia Burkhammer of Jennings Run, Rosemary Lattea of Jacksons Mill and Delores Smith of Weston and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by his brother: Raymond Goldsmith, who was killed in Korea.

Mr. Goldsmith was a retired glass-worker from the Colonial Glass Factory, WV Glass Specialty Company and the Glass Swan all of Weston. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting deer and turkey.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Thursday, December 01, 2011 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Stanley Grant Goldsmith, Sr.

Bertha L. Adams Byrd

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Bertha L. Adams Byrd

Age 88 of Crane Run Road, Troy WV, departed this life at 1:02 PM, Saturday November 26, 2011 in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Jane Lew WV, following a month long illness.

Born March 30, 1923 on Crane Run, Gilmer County, daughter of the late Charles S. and Ada Brannon Adams.

Bertha was a homemaker and caregiver to her parents until their deaths.

She was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church.

She wrote a book titled “Fond Memories Remain” published in 2008 and also received her LPN license in 1950 by mail.

On September 01, 1974 she was united in marriage to Arden F. Byrd who preceded her in death on May 21, 2008.

She is survived by 1 sister: Madeline Adams of Weston.

Along with her husband and parents, Bertha was preceded in death by: (2 brothers) Harold and Woodrow Adams, (3 sisters) Carrie Adams Powell, Ida Belle Adams Ware, and Mary Adams Burton.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Glenville at 1:00 PM Wednesday November 30, 2011 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Troy I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Troy WV.

Friends may call from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Bertha L. Byrd with arrangements.

Dawn Renee Chadwell Ray

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Dawn Renee Chadwell Ray

Age 45 of Normantown WV, departed this life at 12:30 AM, Thursday November 24, 2011 at the Lock Haven Hospital, Lock Haven PA, following an unexpected illness.

She was born February 25, 1966 in Cleveland OH, daughter of Claudette Snead Chadwell of Normantown and the late James R. Chadwell.

Renee was a graduate of Gilmer County High School, class of 1984. She was also a graduate of Glenville State College with a degree in Teacher Education (history and civics) and received her Master’s Degree from West Virginia University. Renee was active in numerous activities but first and foremost her devotion and love was focused on her students at the Gilmer County High School. She held memberships or affiliated with, WVEA, Gear up, National Honor Society, Co-sponsor of the Gilmer County High School Student Council, Service Connection, 10th grade class sponsor.

She was member of the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church.

She loved her dog Ming, cat Layla, shopping, Movies, getaway weekends with her husband, and getting her hair and nails done. Renee will be sadly missed by her husband, mother, brothers, sister, and her students.

She was married to Michael L. Ray on September 15, 2002 who survives at their Normantown home.

She is survived by: (1 sister) Sharon Phillips of TN, (3 brothers) Mose Allen Chadwell (wife Darlene) of Normantown, Donald Gene Chadwell (wife Patricia) of Normantown, and Harold Chadwell of Jacksonville FL., (2 nephews) Ethan James Chadwell, and Donald Chadwell, (1 niece) Cayman Elizabeth Hill, (2 great nephews) Dakota and Cheyene Chadwell, (In-Laws) Denver and Linda Sementelli Ray of Mill Hall, PA, (sister-in law) Angela Hill (husband Jed) of Mill Hall PA, and her 11th and 12th grade history and civics students at the Gilmer County High School.

Along with her father she was preceded in death by: (3 brothers) James Chadwell, Elmer Chadwell, and Dallas Chadwell.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Tuesday November 29, 2011 at the Gilmer County High School Gymnasium with Elder Mark Minney officiating.

Burial will follow in the Boggs Cemetery Orton WV (Normantown Community).

Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 PM Monday at the high school gymnasium.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Dawn Renee ray with arrangements.

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Johnnie Harold Mollohan

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Johnnie Harold Mollohan

Age 67 of Birch River passed away Thursday November 17, 2011 in the CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston.

He was the son of the late Harold and Lenora Willard Mollohan and was born in Sutton March 17, 1944.

He was a retired electrician, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Grand Order of the Royal Leprechauns.

He was also preceded in death by his former wife Jill Mollohan.

Surviving are his Wife, Connie Ann Workman Mollohan; Son, John J. Mollohan of Felton, Delaware; 3 daughters Angela Downs of Dover, Delaware, Andrea Mollohan of Felton, Delaware, and Amber Jenkins of Charlotte, North Carolina; 2 brothers, Jim Mollohan of Bridgeville, Delaware and Jackie Mollohan of Birch River; 3 Grandchildren, Maegan, Maddox and Mckenzie and 3 Great Grandchildren Addie, Ian and Amara.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday November 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Birch River Baptist Church with Rev. Tessa Herrick officiating.

Burial followed in the Walker Cemetery at Keeners Ridge.

The Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville was in charge of arrangements.

Gray Glen Moore

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Gray Glen Moore (Pappy)

Age 82, passed away November 07, 2011 at Alter Care in Wadsworth, OH.

Gray was born May 22, 1929 to the late RD and Bessie (Long) Moore in Braxton County.

He retired from the Columbia Gas Company after 32 years of service. He was a firefighter for Chippewa Lake for 19 years. Gray also worked at Chippewa Lake Amusement Park for many years. He loved fishing, camping, woodworking and bluegrass music.

Pappy attended Church at the Lake in Chippewa Lake, where he resided for 59 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Wanda (Scott) Moore; beloved daughter, Regina (Fred) Murray of Lodi, OH; grandchildren, Jerimaha and Jessica Murray of Lodi, OH, Bobbie Jean Moore of Polk, OH, Dustin Marie Whitmore of Sterling, OH, great-grandchildren: Alex and Trinton Barr of Polk, OH and R.J. Wiles of Sterling, OH; Brother Harold (Genevieve) Moore of Gassaway and Aunt Mildred Moore of Grafton, OH; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son on August 09, 2011.

Pappy will be deeply missed by special bluegrass friends and all who knew and loved him.

Margaret Irene Parsons Mayfield

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Margaret Irene Parsons Mayfield

Age 81, of St. Marys, passed away November 26, 2011, at her residence.

She was born October 16, 1930, in Orma, Calhoun County, WV, a daughter of the late Theodore and Opal Wears Parsons.

She attended Big Tygart United Methodist Church, Mineral Wells.

She was a 1948 graduate of St. Marys High School. Her hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping and anything outdoors.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Norman “Dob” Mayfield; sons, Richard and his wife, Linda, Ronald and his wife, Dodie, Mark and his wife, Margie, Jeff and his wife, Barb, and Tim and his wife, Anita; brothers, Nolan Parsons, Dean Parsons and his wife, Lora Nita, and Randy Parsons and his wife, Gladys; sisters, Glenola Woodward and Pam Howard; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant brothers.

Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Ferrell officiating.

Interment will be in Masonic Cemetery, West Union, WV.

Friends may call from 2:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday and from 10:00 - 11:00 AM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tammy “Robin” Gokey

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Tammy “Robin” Gokey

Age 50, of Flatwoods, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2011 after a short illness.

She was born on June 20, 1961 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late Eddie and Bertie Blankenship.

Robin was a five year resident of Flatwoods and Baptist by faith.

She was employed as a Pharmacy Technician at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Sutton, WV.

Robin is survived by her husband Doug of Heaters, daughters, Shelly and Terry Lynn Hatfield both of Georgia. Brothers, Gale Blankenship of PA, and Dale Blankenship of CA. Sister Sandra Blankenship of Virginia. Also surviving is her mother in-law, Cindy Sykes of Heaters.

Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM on Sunday November 20, 2011 at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV.

Her final resting place was Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens in Heaters, WV.

Friends called from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Saturday evening at the Funeral Home.

Carlos Lee Johnson

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Carlos Lee Johnson

Age 75, of Birch River died Wednesday, November 09, 2011, in Summersville Regional Medical Center.

He was the son of the late Russell and Josephine Ramsey Johnson and was born in Clay on June 23, 1936.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kimberly Elaine Tinnel.

He was a truck driver.

He attended the Powells Mountain Baptist Church.

Surviving: companion, Cathy Bennett; two sons, Jeffrey Carlos Johnson and wife, Crystal, of Sutton and Shannon Lee Bennett of Birch River; two daughters, Carlisa Robin Coffman and husband, Tony, and Marsha Cook and husband, David, all of Birch River; two stepdaughters, Tiffany Bennett of Fayetteville and Christina Bennett of Hackensack, NJ; brother, Ray Johnson of Craigsville; sister, Patricia Ann Hickman of South Carolina; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:000 PM Friday, November 11, in Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Burial followed in Birch River Cemetery.

Friends called at the funeral chapel from Noon until service time on Friday.

Earl T. Henderson

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Earl T. Henderson

Age 53, of Charleston, passed away after a long illness.

Earl was preceded in death, by his parents, Frank and Ann Snyder Henderson.

Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Julia Henderson; sons, Roger Hoard and family of Gassaway, and Eric Hoard and family of Sutton; daughter, Celia Henderson of Georgia; brother, Harvey Henderson of Sutton; sisters, Ruth Dean of Flatwoods, and Sue Hinkle of Sutton.

There will be private family services at a later date.

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Henderson family.

Mary Frances Mayfield

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Mary Frances Mayfield

Age 85, of West Union departed this life on Friday, November 25, 2011 at her home after an extended illness.

She was born on September 02, 1926 in Tyler County a daughter of the late Fred and Edna Hamilton McMullen.

On May 17, 1947 she married Willis Eugene Mayfield who preceded her in death on February 27, 1998.

Surviving are two daughters, Patsy Jean Mayfield Heaster and husband Pat, Cathy Jo Mayfield Ash and husband Steve, both of West Union, four grandchildren, Miranda Ash Mitchell and husband Chris, Andrew Ash, Brandi Heaster Gain and husband Eli and Casey Heaster Rogers and husband Brandon, four great grandchildren, Blake and Ryder Mitchell, Zane Weaver and Wyatt Gain, and her caregiver, Dulcie Bonnell, all of West Union. One brother Frederick McMullen preceded her in death.

Mrs. Mayfield was retired from the Doddridge County Board of Education as a service employee. She was a member of the West Union Chapter #56 Order of the Eastern Star, VFW Auxiliary Post 3408 and Emmanuel United Methodist Church of West Union. She was also honored as a lifetime member of the West Union Grade School PTA.

Mary enjoyed baking, sewing and gardening. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front St. West Union on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Pastor David McCauley presiding.

Interment will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, West Union.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Monday, November 28, 2011 from 2:00 - 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Tuesday until time of service.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Doddridge County Home Health and People’s Hospice.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Mayfield family.

Shirley Ann (Crowl) John

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Shirley Ann (Crowl) John

Age 76, of 853 Winter Avenue, Weston, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2011, at 8:40 AM at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness.

She was born in Lewis County on September 24, 1935; daughter of the late Bernard Crowl and Rella (Stalnaker) Crowl.

On October 11, 1954 she married Jocephus E. John who survives.

In addition to her husband Shirley is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Brian) Blankenship of Weston; three sons, Jocephus A. John of Weston, Michael P. (Terri) John of North Pole, Alaska, and Harvey B. John of Weston. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Carolyn D. John of Merritt Island, Fla., and Linda (William) Bennett of Weston and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. John was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Crowl.

Mrs. John worked at the Louie Glass Factory as a Glass Cutter. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and boating.Mrs. John was a Christian by faith.

At the request of Shirley Ann (Crowl) John, her body will be cremated A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Archie Claude Higgins

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Archie Claude Higgins

Age 61, of Weston, passed away suddenly, Sunday, November 20, 2011, in Weston.

He was born at Clarksburg, April 29, 1950, a son of Ruth Higgins of Weston and the late Ray Higgins.

Surviving are his wife, Cindy Overton Higgins; one son, Archie Ray Higgins, at home; three daughters, Ruth Ann Stewart, Genive Ellen Lattea, both of Weston, Sandra Ellen Higgins, Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Jerry Lee Stewart, Jimmy Dean Stewart, Kevin Claude Higgins and his wife Charlotte, Terry Lynn Lattea and Mary Jane Richards; four brothers, William Ray Higgins and his fiancé Mary Weese, Weston, Donald Wayne Higgins and his fiancé Emma Riley, Burnsville, James Higgins and his companion, Judy Oldaker, Weston, Ernest Lee Higgins and his fiancé Mary West, West Union; five sisters, Genive Martin, Margaret Johnson and her fiancé Robert Weaver, Beatrice Brown, Joyce Taylor and her husband Paul, all of Weston, Melody Sue Warner and her husband Charlie, Spencer.

He was also preceded in death by one infant daughter, Linda Higgins.

Archie was a self-employed handyman and enjoyed working on cars.  He also enjoyed visiting with people, especially with his mother and his family.

Friends called at the Perine Funeral Home, Rt 19 South, Shinnston, from 11:00 AM, until the time of the service at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 23.

Interment was in the Silver Martin Cemetery at O’Dells Knob.

Margaret Marie Rexroad

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Margaret Marie Rexroad

Age 81, of Pennsboro, WV, died Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Parkersburg, WV.

She was born on March 03, 1930 at Harrisville, WV, the daughter of the late Charles Isaac and Mary Byrda Burwell Grose.

Margaret was retired as clerk for the A & P Company having worked in Pennsboro, West Union, Gallopolis, OH, Williamson and Elkins.

She was a member of the Pennsboro Church of Christ.

She is is survived by daughters, Geneva Mae Tallman, and Rebecca Jean Propps (Jim); sister, Evelyn Doll , all of Pennsboro; grandchildren, Margaret Jean Tallman, Adam Propps and Kala N. Propps.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Olin “Bill” Rexroad; son, Charles W. “Butchie” Mahaney; brothers, Johnny Grose and Wilbur “Buck “Grose; sisters, Hilda Marrow, Geraldine Sinnett, Rowena Grose and son-in-law, Frank Tallman.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV, at 2:00 PM with Evangelist Terry Jones officiating.

Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery, Harrisville, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, November 26, 2011, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 10:00 AM the day of the service.

Shelia Annette Weaver

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Shelia Annette Weaver

Age 73 of Cox’s Mill departed this life at 8:50 AM, Monday, November 21, 2011 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston following an extended illness.

She was born April, 18, 1938 in Gilmer County a daughter of the late Delford and Mildred Miller Westfall.

Shelia retired for Holiday Inn Hotels in Atlanta, GA where she was supervisor of housekeeping.  She loved being a homemaker and taking care of her family.

She enjoyed singing gospel songs and attended the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church.

She was united in marriage to Hayward D. Weaver on July 16, 1957 and he preceded her in death October of 1984.

Five children survive:  Brenda Minney of Normantown; Donald Weaver (wife Shirley), Lois Darlene Prosser and Christopher Weaver all of Cox’s Mill; and Sandra Weaver (husband Scott Beck) of Linn, WV.

One brother survives:  Don Westfall (wife Judy) of Grantsville.

There are 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren surviving.

Shelia was preceded in death by one son, Randy Weaver in January 1993, one grandson, James Ary Prosser; two sisters, Gaytha Lockard and Jeanie Sawyer and two brothers, Robert and Billy Westfall.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Phil Wilson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Shelia A. Weaver with arrangements.

Don Delano Barnett

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Don Delano Barnett

Age 79, of Birch River passed away on November 22, 2011 at Glenville Care and Rehab Center.

He was born on April 06, 1932, in Birch River to the late Earl Daniel and Ressie Crites Barnett.

During his lifetime Don was employed by Fayette Block and Supply Company, the WV Dept. of Highways and WV Dept. of Natural Resources. He was a Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Ruth Lea Taylor Barnett, brothers, Larry Daniel and Floyd Barnett and his sister Genevive Crites.

He is survived by his daughter Pam Facemire and husband Billy Gene, and son Wayne Barnett all of Birch River, brother, Dan Barnett of Birch River, sisters, Esta Barnett and Viola Bennett both of Birch River, Betty Peters of Akron, OH, Ida Mae White of Carlisle, PA. and Lula Belle Barnett of Morgantown, 2 grandsons, Andrew Barnett and Christopher Stockwell.

Military graveside services and burial will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Birch River Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Propst officiating.

Friends may call Friday, November 25, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Barnett family.

Charles Robert Wallace

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Charles Robert Wallace

Age 77, of Parachute, Colorado, formerly of West Union departed this life Sunday, November 20, 2011 in the Mesa Vista Assisted Living.

He was born June 17, 1934 in West Union a son of the late Harry S. and Goldie Faye Hoskinson Wallace.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Pauline Wallace, West Union, Betty Wallace, St. Marys, six nieces, Dixie McAfee and husband Lowell, West Union, Karen Shaw and husband Ron, Bridgeport, Beverly Swisher and husband Ezra, Mineral Wells, Barbara Moran and husband Ron, Parkersburg, Harrietta Rogers and husband Bill, St. Marys, Regina Ross, Littleton, CO, two nephews, Drexell Wallace and wife June, New Milton and David Sweeney and wife Debbie, Scotts Depot.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 25, 2001 in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union with Pastor Jim Messenger presiding.

Interment will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, West Union.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Friday, from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Wallace family.

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